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To Hambach Castle

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Distance 14.6 km
5:15 h
601 m
601 m
658 m
216 m
Over the highest mountain of the Pfälzerwald, the Kalmit, we hike to Hambach Castle, the cradle of German democracy.

At 673 m, the Kalmit is the highest mountain in the Pfälzerwald. We hike over its forested summit to Hambach Castle, the „cradle of German democracy“. In 1832, the so-called Hambach Festival took place here on the Schlossberg, where 30,000 people from all walks of life gathered. Their demand: German unity, freedom and democracy. The cause was the dissatisfaction of the peasants with the Bavarian administration and its repression. The castle was almost completely restored for the 150th anniversary of the Hambach Festival. We return through the vineyards to the picturesque wine village of St. Martin with its listed centre.


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Juergen Schlegel 
April 28, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 28, 2019
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Ralf Riedinger
September 02, 2018 · Community
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July 08, 2018 · Community
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